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  • Future prototype facility hopes to deliver speedy solutions

    Sep 8, 2011

    When it comes to developing a high-tech solution to a technical problem, the Army turns to its professional researchers, engineers and scientists at labs and research centers across the nation. But with Soldiers serving many time zones away, this is often a challenge -- especially when an immediate solution is needed.

  • Army researchers support joint experiment to speed communications using open-source technology

    Sep 8, 2011

    U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force will fuse Army-developed web technologies in an attempt to achieve "dynamic airspace management" during a joint experiment this month.

  • Young scientists have fun, tackle problems during robotics summer camp

    Sep 6, 2011

    With summer vacation nearing its conclusion, 40 young scientists were hard at work just down the hall from the "Warrior-Technology-Strasse" sign, putting their math, computer and engineering skills to the test.

  • Wood chip heating project to cut energy costs

    Sep 2, 2011

    The Army will be more eco-friendly this month thanks to new biomass equipment used to heat water.

  • Army developing new self-propelled howitzer

    Sep 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army is developing a next-generation, 40-ton 155mm Howitzer artillery cannon able to fire precision rounds, accommodate additional armor protections and power more on-board electrical systems.

  • 'Kraken' provides needed intelligence, force protection at NIE

    Aug 31, 2011

    The Army is evaluating a cutting-edge force-protection system which combines radar, surveillance cameras, unmanned sensors, gunshot detection and remote-controlled weapons.

  • Watervliet's revolutionary process lightens the load for Soldiers

    Aug 31, 2011

    The Watervliet Arsenal released its first shipment of redesigned 60mm lightweight mortar barrels this week that are up to 20 percent lighter than the previous versions used since the late 1970s.

  • Eyes in the sky: UAS team supports TF Duke operations

    Aug 30, 2011

    The Shadow unmanned aerial system helps keep 1st Infantry Division troops safe in Afghanistan.

  • 'If you can play Xbox, you can fly a Raven'

    Aug 30, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, practiced assembling and flying the Raven unmanned aircraft iat Camp Fallujah, Iraq, Aug. 23, 2011.

  • JBLM explosives live-fire exercise a hands-on forum for military, civilian bomb techs alike

    Aug 30, 2011

    Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel and civilian bomb technicians from across Washington State and from as far as Portland, Ore., and British Columbia, Canada, came to Joint Base Lewis-McChord for training, Aug. 24-26, 2011.

  • Army receives 76 acquisition review panel recommendations

    Aug 30, 2011

    The much-anticipated Army Acquisition Review hones in on the current processes for determining requirements, resourcing, and acquisition -- "Big A" acquisition -- and provides what the Army has said will be a blueprint for improvements over the next two years.

  • Army leaders praise new 'agile' approach to tactical network

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Army's new approach to rapidly maturing the tactical network through semi-annual field exercises is already forcing positive change, senior leaders said during the service's signature information-technology forum last week.

  • Apple version of popular ATN2GO Army training app requires new download

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Apple version of the U.S. Army's popular Army Training Network 2GO training app expired Aug. 25, 2011. Apple users will need to download and install the updated software.

  • Fly-by-wire technology now used in Army utility helicopters

    Aug 25, 2011

    Fly-by-wire technology, which has been in use in other Defense Department aircraft for years, has found new life with utility helicopters.

  • Army leaders discuss network strategic vision for 2020

    Aug 25, 2011

    The top generals tasked with bringing the most innovative and current technology into the Army's communications network held a press and bloggers session at the annual LandWarNet conference here Aug. 24, 2011, to discuss the network strategic vision moving toward 2020.

  • LandWarNet 2011 kicks off in Tampa

    Aug 24, 2011

    "Transforming Cyber While at War" set the theme as LandWarNet 2011 launched Aug. 23, 2011, with the Army's chief information officer telling the audience that the Army must change how it acquires information technology.

  • Army engages young scientists in lab work

    Aug 23, 2011

    Summer interns at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are working alongside Army civilian scientists to find solutions to the military's toughest technological challenges.

  • Ordnance Reef munitions removal, disposal demonstration complete

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Army has completed the field portion of its technical demonstration to evaluate new strategies to recover and destroy underwater military munitions.

  • Natick engineer blends science, patriotism with U.S. Army Africa mission

    Aug 19, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa is working in cooperation with U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center on a solar shade system in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, that produces two kilowatts of power. Natick engineer Steve Tucker is the lead project manager and brings a unique skill set to the mission.

  • Army announces Ground Combat Vehicle contracts

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Army announced today the award of contracts to BAE Systems Land and Armaments, L.P., and General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc., for the Ground Combat Vehicle program technology development phase.

  • Army cites improvements to body-armor testing

    Aug 19, 2011

    Citing the utmost confidence in the combat performance of Soldier-worn body armor, U.S. Army leaders reiterated to reporters Thursday that protecting troops is the highest priority and therefore the service has already implemented a host of recommendations to improve body-armor testing procedures.

  • Team studies brains of successful leaders

    Aug 19, 2011

    Researchers from Arizona State University want to know, quite literally, what moral and ethical development in the brain looks like.

  • Picatinny engineers develop versatile warheads

    Aug 17, 2011

    Artillery shell fragments can be inefficient because they vary dramatically in size, but engineers at Picatinny Arsenal have found a way to get more consistent sizes -- and even two sizes from a single warhead.

  • Patience, critical thinking important for solving crimes for Reserve special agents

    Aug 17, 2011

    For one Army Reserve commander, his mission doesn't involve operation orders, phase lines or flanking movements, but rather a carefully orchestrated movement of Soldiers within an area as small as a shoebox or as large as an entire city.

  • Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services using solar-powered carts

    Aug 16, 2011

    The Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services unplugged from electric chargers to convert to solar power.

  • Picatinny pyrotechnics researchers gain synergy with West Point pact

    Aug 16, 2011

    A West Point cadet and academy professor spent three weeks working in an Armament Research Development and Engineering Center pyrotechnics lab. The cadet and colonel gave the researchers their military insights while the West Pointers saw lab work up close so they could contrast real-world R & D with the classroom.

  • Army integrates technologies during NIE exercise

    Aug 16, 2011

    The Army is beginning to harness some initial lessons learned from its recent Network Integration Evaluation this past June/July at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Army seeks safe Soldier solutions through research

    Aug 15, 2011

    Imagine a check point where Soldiers don't have to walk up to a vehicle that's been rigged to explode, but instead, they can detect the explosives at safe, standoff distances. That's the kind of technology the Army Research Laboratory is investing in as part of a research effort now shared with the Leonard Wood Institute in Missouri.

  • Army Cyber Command focuses on protecting vital networks

    Aug 15, 2011

    Warfighters operating on the front lines in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world, can be confident that a corps of "cyber-warriors" has their backs, and is working to protect the computer systems they depend on, a senior military official reported.

  • Engineers practice using robots to detect bombs

    Aug 12, 2011

    Combat Engineers from the 18th Engineer Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, received robotics training with an explosive ordnance disposal robot at the National Training Center, Calif., Aug. 10, 2011.

  • Loss in space

    Aug 12, 2011

    On Atlantis' final mission in July, the Space Tissue Loss program, a partnership between NASA and the Department of Defense, sent up an experiment developed by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to study human cellular response to bacteria in microgravity.

  • Army begins using QR code to provide more information

    Aug 11, 2011

    To remain on the cutting edge and stay relevant to today's youth, and tech-minded grown-ups, the U.S. Army has kept pace with the tech surge. The Army has a presence on YouTube, Flickr, MySpace, Facebook and Twitter, and is now embracing QR Codes.

  • Army readies for next major network exercise

    Aug 10, 2011

    With its first Network Integration Evaluation in the rear-view mirror, the Army is gearing up for the next installment in a series of major field exercises designed to rapidly advance its tactical network.

  • ECBC trains with local teachers in polymers, food packaging, nanotechnology

    Aug 9, 2011

    In an effort to effectively prepare students for the jobs of the future, the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center continues to support neighboring middle and high school teachers in fostering a workforce that is literate in science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Army links tactical radios, chat services with commercial communications

    Aug 8, 2011

    Army researchers have linked tactical radios and military chat systems with cell phones, instant messaging and other commercial communications technologies as part of a wide-ranging effort to streamline collaboration across the force.

  • Rapid Equipping Force develops 'Energy to the Edge' program

    Aug 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Rapid Equipping Force has partnered with the Defense Technical Information Center's Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center to procure, deploy and assess hybrid alternative and renewable energy systems in an effort called "Energy to the Edge."

  • Task Force Spartan combat engineers keep the roads safe with new technologies

    Aug 4, 2011

    Combat engineers with Alpha Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division have adapted to meet the requirements of Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

  • Anniston Army Depot converts Army’s M2s

    Aug 4, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot is converting the Army's inventory of M2 Flexible machine guns to a new variant, providing a constant stream of work for the installation's Small Arms Repair Facility.

  • Space systems give Australians, U.S. Soldiers edge in Talisman Sabre

    Aug 3, 2011

    Australians and Americans, including Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers, worked together to integrate space systems in to the Talisman Sabre exercise July 11-29, 2011.

  • Robotics technology may keep Soldiers far from harm

    Aug 2, 2011

    New technology developed by the U.S. Army Tank Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and Automotive Research Center may make it possible to perform surveillance, route clearance and threat defeat at an even greater distance, possibly far from the battlefield.

  • Army seeks robotic breakthroughs with education

    Aug 2, 2011

    Forty teams from around the world converged June 3-6, 2011, on Oakland University's campus in Rochester, Mich., for the 19th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, hosted by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

  • Ordnance Reef technology demonstration reaches halfway point

    Aug 1, 2011

    The Ordnance Reef technology demonstration is midway through the technical display of abilities to recover and destroy underwater military munitions, near the Waianae, Hawaii, coast.

  • Technology to aid DoD mental health services

    Jul 29, 2011

    The first-ever live Introduction to Telemental Health Delivery Workshop at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology's headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., last week offered guidance to providers on offering mental health services from a distance using videoconferencing technology.

  • Army airborne ISR platform slated for early 2013 arrival

    Jul 29, 2011

    Army acquisition officials say they expect the service's newest airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset to be available to the force within 18 months.

  • Army preparing to produce JLTVs

    Jul 28, 2011

    After refining requirements during a two-year Technology Development phase for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Army developers are poised to conduct a full and open competition geared toward formal production, service officials said.

  • Army 'builds for today but thinks for tomorrow' with reconnaissance surveillance system

    Jul 28, 2011

    Following a bidding war with protests beginning December 2010 against the Army and its selection process, Boeing was finally awarded the contract when the stop-work was lifted June 16, 2011, to begin building the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System.

  • Bamberg's expenses decline by $1 million

    Jul 22, 2011

    Technological improvements, creative thinking and community action help to achieve reductions in energy consumption.

  • Future force: Army Research Lab equips warfighters

    Jul 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army is a well-trained, well-equipped fighting force. And behind every weapon, piece of armor and training that prepares and protects Soldiers in battle are teams of scientists and engineers who are solving complex problems and driving future capabilities.

  • Into the deep: 3-D holographic technology provides detailed human intelligence

    Jul 22, 2011

    Imagine going from looking at the outside of a building, to seeing the internal workings of its electrical system simply by walking around a display case. The sophistication of 3-D holographic technology allows just that.

  • Corps of Engineers, coalition forces improve power for Afghans

    Jul 21, 2011

    Residents in Helmand and Kandahar provinces will get some improvement in the amount of electricity they receive, thanks to an interim measure designed to reduce the number of daily circuit interruptions occurring at the Kajaki Dam power house on the Helmand River.

  • Soldiers benefit from lighter, easier to maintain mortar systems

    Jul 20, 2011

    Mortar crews have started receiving new lightweight 60mm mortar systems that are approximately 20 percent lighter than previous versions.

  • USACE continues construction on energy-efficient headquarters

    Jul 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues construction on the U.S. Army Europe Mission Command Center on track to be the Army's first LEED Silver-certified building in Germany.

  • ARL hosts SeaPerch robotics challenge

    Jul 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory hosted a SeaPerch robotics challenge at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 11, 2011. The event was made possible through a grant from the National Defense Education Program, which awarded 10 SeaPerch kits to ARL for use with their robotics programs.

  • Chiarelli: 'Without energy, Army stands still and silent'

    Jul 20, 2011

    The second day of the first joint Army-Air Force Energy Forum became standing room only as they waited for leaders from the military and government to enter.

  • Army, Air Force will power fight with alternative fuels

    Jul 19, 2011

    More than 400 Soldiers, Airmen, industry partners and government staffers attended the first joint Army - Air Force Energy Forum July 19, 2011, to join the fight with DoD in reducing the need for imported oil.

  • Defense Department seeks energy revolution

    Jul 19, 2011

    Advances in energy technology that increase warfighter capability not only help the Defense Department protect the nation, but also accomplish two other important objectives, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here today.

  • DoD: Cyber threat grows more destructive

    Jul 18, 2011

    The cyber threat the United States faces is increasing in severity and is accessible to a wide range of enemies, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said in a television interview broadcast last night.

  • The warriors of Battle Lab filmed during Network Integration Exercise

    Jul 18, 2011

    Soldiers and technology from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division during a six-week Network Integration Evaluation at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., became the focus of KPI Production Company’s pilot episode of “Battle Lab.”

  • Army launches students into future to recruit young scientists

    Jul 18, 2011

    The Army is building the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Innovation Asset, a recruiting effort designed to attract and engage aspiring young scientists, officials announced July 18, 2011.

  • Army develops new ways to test, identify biological agents

    Jul 18, 2011

    The Army is advancing science in new ways. Scientists as the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center developed a ground-breaking method for identification of biological agents.

  • DoD releases first strategy for operating in cyberspace

    Jul 15, 2011

    The Defense Department’s first strategy for operating in cyberspace is a milestone in the fight to protect the nation from potentially devastating network attacks, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said today.

  • Soldiers may soon have lighter machine gun

    Jul 15, 2011

    Soldiers may soon see a reduction in the weight of the Squad Automatic Weapon and small-arms ammunition with a potential replacement for the SAW that weighs a whopping 8.3 pounds less than the current M249.

  • U.S. Army Africa’s Forward Command Element ready to roll

    Jul 14, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa recently trained up on its Forward Command Element.

  • Army fields next-generation blue force tracking system

    Jul 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army has fielded its next-generation friendly force tracking system to five operational brigade combat teams, equipping Soldiers with a faster satellite network, secure data encryption and advanced mapping kits for improved tactical communications while on-the-move.

  • Soldier creates smart phone apps

    Jul 14, 2011

    Spc. Nicholas C. Johnson, an infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, has been working with the Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications. CSDA involves suites of digital applications on networked smart phones.

  • Army kicks off Ordnance Reef technology demonstration

    Jul 14, 2011

    The Ordnance Reef demonstration will allow the Army and the Department of Defense to determine whether these technologies meet DOD’s requirements for safe, remote recovery of underwater military munitions.

  • Army improving UAS effectiveness

    Jul 12, 2011

    More than 400 attendees joined the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Warfighter Forum which ran from June 21-24, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz.

  • Army stresses caution, education to combat social media scammers

    Jul 11, 2011

    As social media use becomes more prevalent in today's Army, many Army leaders and Soldiers recognize that effective social media education is the best way to keep Soldiers from falling into the traps set by social media scam artists.

  • MPs train to preserve crime scenes

    Jul 10, 2011

    Military Police platoon assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, received the latest crime scene training during a forensic material collection and exploitation course June 20 to July 1 at an urban training area here.

  • Army leverages Guard and state-facilities for communication equipment reset

    Jul 8, 2011

    The Army’s Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical teamed up with the National Guard and the state of Maine to upgrade key communications equipment.

  • Realistic combat-like scenarios put gear to test

    Jul 8, 2011

    Standing attentively inside a tactical operations center, Sgt. David Johnson was able to pinpoint the location of an enemy sniper team and share real-time, combat-relevant intelligence across the force using networking gear now being evaluated.

  • New online training tools to help prep for deployment

    Jul 8, 2011

    The Army Training Network will use new online training materials that focus on brigade counterinsurgency, cultural sensitivity, and concussions and traumatic brain injuries to prepare units and Soldiers for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Team zeroes in new sniper system

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Fort Sill Special Reaction Team is setting their sights further downrange, with new M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Systems. They received the new weapon last week, and 'Oh boy' were they excited.

  • Guardrail turns 40, modernization keeps it going

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Guardrail aircraft has been in the Army inventory for 40 years, and is still going strong, thanks to Army modernization efforts.

  • Army releases modernization plan

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Army last week released its Modernization Plan 2012, an in-depth explanation of how next year's budget request aims to move the Army toward achieving its objectives to equip the force in the 21st century.

  • MRAP course gives Soldiers feel for navigating roads of Afghanistan

    Jul 6, 2011

    Grafenwoehr's Combat Drivers Training program is the only program in Europe to train drivers for driving conditions and vehicle familiarization in Afghanistan.

  • Tobyhanna strong on radar support

    Jul 6, 2011

    In the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, a large, white radome dominates the high ground at Tobyhanna Army Depot symbolizing the growing number of radars and sensors that depot personnel maintain for the military.

  • Online levy brief begins; saving customers time, post money

    Jul 1, 2011

    Fort Hood’s Directorate of Human Resources has changed the way Soldiers complete levy brief requirements for reassignments, making the levy brief process faster and easier for customers.

  • Future Soldiers visit NIE to see equipment of future

    Jun 30, 2011

    Future Soldiers from the El Paso Recruiting Company toured Condron Airfield where the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Tactical Operation Center was located during the Network Integration Evaluation event in White Sands Missile Range, N.M., June 24, 2011.

  • Goal-setting app on iPhone, iPad: Coming soon to Droid

    Jun 28, 2011

    A free App for iPhones and iPads, to set resiliency goals, was released one month ago and will soon be available for the Droid.

  • Army deploys microgrids in Afghanistan for ‘smart’ battlefield power

    Jun 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army, led by the Project Manager for Mobile Electric Power, or PM MEP, is installing microgrid technologies in Afghanistan as part of a groundbreaking project that could significantly lower fossil fuel consumption on the battlefield.

  • Army conducts large-scale network exercise at White Sands

    Jun 27, 2011

    The Army is immersed in an ambitious Network Integration Evaluation exercise at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., designed to simultaneously test programs of record and assess a host of emerging network technologies, Army senior leaders said.

  • Middle-school students winners in Army STEM competition

    Jun 27, 2011

    The 2010-2011 eCYBERMISSION competition came to a close here June 24, 2011, during an awards banquet at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.

  • Micro-cyber: Future of signal regiment

    Jun 24, 2011

    Micro-cyber will provide mission command essential capabilities across all echelons. The regiment will transition the signal military occupational specialties to develop the multi-disciplined Soldier required for micro-cyber

  • SAGE aims to save fuel in Afghanistan

    Jun 24, 2011

    As one of the largest users of fuel in the federal government, the Army is developing programs and technologies to slice fuel demand and has rolled out an Operational Energy Strategy.

  • RDECOM Soldiers bring Army home to eCYBERMISSION kids

    Jun 22, 2011

    Soldiers from throughout the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command are lending their considerable support to the eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event this week in the nation's capitol.

  • Army builds, tests future network during NIE exercise

    Jun 21, 2011

    The future of the Army’s tactical network is taking shape this month as more than 3,800 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, evaluate key technologies that connect units to one another and higher headquarters. As the Army’s largest network field exercise to date, the six-week Network Integration Evaluation will assess these capabilities separately and in tandem as a “system of systems” by gathering Soldier feedback from realistic operational scenarios.

  • Ammunition Operations makes 2 million grenades without a failure

    Jun 21, 2011

    Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Directorate of Ammunition Operations has produced two million M18 colored smoke grenades without a failure, according to lot acceptance tests that were conducted May 11, 2011.

  • Heavy metal vehicles roll out for Soldiers clearing combat environments

    Jun 17, 2011

    Two vehicles used by multiple units in the military to assist in clearing routes and marking improvised explosive devices have made their way to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Special Troops Battalion.

  • Network integration tests aim to reduce 'fog of war'

    Jun 15, 2011

    A massive network test, termed the Network Integration Evaluation, which kicked off last week here, will evaluate capabilities of a developmental vehicle-mounted company command post system intended to give enhanced on-the-move networking to company commanders.

  • Balloon reconnaissance marks 150th anniversary

    Jun 13, 2011

    The intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support critical to operations in Afghanistan got its start 150 years ago this month, when a balloonist showed then-President Abraham Lincoln how a gas-filled balloon could help the Union Army prevail in the Civil War.

  • Smart phones increase 'SPOT' reporting in Army evaluations

    Jun 10, 2011

    The Army is finding the use of smart-phone devices such as an Android or iPhone leads to an increase in "SPOT" reports, wherein Soldiers share tactically relevant information across the force in real-time, service officials said.

  • University learns on Army campus

    Jun 9, 2011

    Students come to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to demonstrate high-power microwave generation with an explosive-driven compact system.

  • Recycling center depends on Soldiers, families to keep Grafenwoehr green

    Jun 8, 2011

    While the recycling center at the Grafenwoehr Training Area has vastly decreased the U.S. military impact on the environment, the efficiency of this program is dependent upon Soldiers and their families’ active participation in the recycling program.

  • Prophet Enhanced offers increased flexibility, survivability, collaboration

    Jun 8, 2011

    Creating a picture of the battlefield so that commanders can make informed decisions on how to operate encompasses various forms of intelligence. With the delivery of the first Prophet Enhanced to the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade the realm of ground signals intelligence received a major boost.

  • Army consolidating battle command applications

    Jun 8, 2011

    The Army's Project Manager Battle Command is working vigorously to "collapse" the boundaries separating various applications from one another.

  • Army kicks off network exercise

    Jun 8, 2011

    The Army kicked off its largest network field exercise to date, with more than 3,800 Soldiers taking part.

  • USACE motorcyclists test new USAREUR training simulator

    Jun 7, 2011

    After the long winter with little to no riding, motorcyclists find their skills are a little rusty. The Wiesbaden Safety Office offers a course for novice and experienced riders alike. A state-of-the-art motorcycle simulator allows students to climb on board a motorcycle without the risk of injury while brushing up on their safety skills.

  • Picatinny engineers deliver safer, more lethal gun mounts to helicopter crews

    Jun 7, 2011

    Helicopter crews in Afghanistan needed better gun mounts for door and window guns in CH-47 Chinook helicopters. Three Picatinny Arsenal engineers developed a solution that was safer and delivered greater firepower.

  • Experimental solar shade in Djibouti provides constant power

    Jun 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command is the lead in coordinating an experiment using flexible solar cells that could eventually save millions in Army fuel costs.

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